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Boeing 747-428

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IRON MAIDEN, whose new studio album The Book of Souls, their first for 5 years, was released worldwide on Sept 4, 2015 are taking touring to a new level using a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet (aka Queen of the Skies) for their World Tour starting in Ft.
auderdale,Florida, USA. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson got his licence to fly the massive four engine jet, which is almost twice the size and over three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on previous tours in 2008/9/11"
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The Boeing 747 often referred to by the nickname "Jumbo Jet" is among the world's most recognizable and most successful commercial aircraft used by many of the worlds leading airlines primarily for long haul international routes

The -400's winglets are the obvious external difference. Inside a new glass cockpit allows for a flight crew of 2 instead of the 3 required in previous versions. The 400 also has extra tail fuel tanks, revised engines and a new interior

Summary data for Boeing 747 400
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA19884503502416 - 660


4 x General Electric CF6 (41500 - 69800 lbf) or Rolls Royce RB211-524 Series (42000 - 60600 lbf) turbofan engines.


Dimensions for Boeing 747 400
Length231 ft. 10 in.
Wing Span211 ft. 5 in.
Height63 ft. 8 in.
Empty Weight393,263 lbs.
Max Weight875,000 lbs.


Performance of Boeing 747 400
Max Speed608 mph
Cruise Speed567 mph
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range5,000nm
Max Range7,260nm (at MTOW)

Updated 2nd June 2011

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Boeing 747-428

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